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When is Hanukkah this year?

When Is Hanukkah this year?

Hanukkah begins at sundown on December 02, 2018 (Sunday). It ends at sundown on December 10, 2018 (Monday). Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word “Hanukkah” means “dedication”. The name reminds us …

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What is Hanukkah? Jewish Festival Of Lights

Hanukkah

Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday celebrated for eight days and nights. It starts on the 25th of the Jewish month of Kislev, which coincides with late November-late December on the secular calendar. In Hebrew, the word “hanukkah” means “dedication”. The name reminds us that this holiday commemorates the re-dedication of the holy Temple in Jerusalem following the Jewish victory over …

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What is Dreidel? Hanukkah Children’s game

When Is Hanukkah this year?

A dreidel is a four-sided spinning top with a Hebrew letter on each side. It is used during Hanukkah to play a popular children’s game that involves spinning the dreidel and betting on which Hebrew letter will be showing when the dreidel stops spinning. Children usually play for a pot of gelt, which are chocolate coins covered in gold colored …

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What is the meaning of Hebrew Letters on a Dreidel?

What is the meaning of the Hebrew Letters on a Dreidel?

A dreidel has one Hebrew letter on each side. Outside of Israel, those letters are: נ (Nun), ג (Gimmel), ה (Hay) and ש (Shin), which stand for the Hebrew phrase “Nes Gadol Haya Sham.” This phrase means “A great miracle happened there [in Israel].” After the State of Israel was founded in 1948 the Hebrew letters were changed for dreidels …

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Why is Guru Nanak so important to Sikhs?

Why is Guru Nanak so important to Sikhs?

Guru Nanak was so important to the Sikh’s because he was the first guru, also he was the one who founded Sikhism, there was no Sikhism before he was born. Guru Nanak believes in one god and Sikh’s want to follow that too. You should show that you respect Guru Nanak by calling him Guru Nanak Dev Ji. Guru Nanak …

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Who was Indira?

Who was Indira?

Indira Gandhi was the first woman Prime Minister of Independent India. Indira Gandhi was born on 19th November 1917 in Allahabad. At that time there was great political tension in India. India was struggling hard to gain Independence. Her father Jwahar Lal Nehru, a great Indian leader, and mother Kamla Nehru gave a second name as well Priyadarshini, or “dear …

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Who was Jawaharlal Nehru?

Who was Nehru?

Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964), was the father of the Republic of India. He came from an upper class family and studied in England before returning to India in 1912. He became a close associate of Gandhi in the National Congress party which was devoted to gaining independence from Britain. Pandit (a title meaning ‘learned man’) Nehru, however, believed that socialism and …

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About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

About Diwali Lakshmi Puja?

Lakshmi Puja on Diwali is an integral part of the Diwali celebrations. This day is also known by the name of ‘Chopada-Puja’. Lakshmi-Puja is performed for the sole purpose of propitiating Goddess Lakshmi and to thank Her for the bestowal of her blessings on the humans. Lakshmi-Puja falls on the darkest night of Amavasya, though with the help of innumerable …

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How to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra?

How to celebrate Diwali in Maharashtra?

Maharashtra, with its major chunk of Marathi population celebrates Diwali in a special way that is quite different from Diwali celebrations in North India. The four day long Diwali Festival, in this state usually begins with Vasu-baras, in honor of the female cow, representing motherhood. The rituals of this day involves married women performing puja to lactating cows with calves, …

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